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Khenpo Gangshar

Latest major translation

Added 22 February 2021

Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet: A Concise Instruction for Realizing the Nature of Mind

| Dzogchen

by Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo

A concise instruction pointing out the nature of mind, which the famed Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo (1925–1958/9) offered to the students of Thrangu Shedrup Dargye Ling in 1957.

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Latest from the Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Sungbum Project

February 2021


Sweet Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle: A Synopsis of the Stages of the Mahāyāna Path | Lamrim

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

A comprehensive guide to the Mahāyāna path in the Sakya tradition written at the behest of a lama referred to as Kangyurpa. Read text >

Pema Lingpa

Guru Yoga of the Great Tertön Pema Lingpa | Guru Yoga

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

This guru yoga practice, which features Pema Lingpa with Guru Dewachenpo at his crown and Avalokiteśvara in his heart, was composed in 1956 at the sacred lake known as Pema Ling at the request of Yakzé Lama Gyurdrak (d. 1975). Read text >

Orgyen Dorje Chang

The Swift Infusion of Blessings: Prayer and Aspiration for the Stages of the Path Combined with Guru Yoga | Guru Yoga

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

A simple practice of guru yoga, which features Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö indivisible from Guru Padmasambhava in the form of Orgyen Dorje Chang, the Vajradhara of Oḍḍiyāna, and which includes an aspiration for the stages of the path according to the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen. Read text >

Other recent additions

February 2021


Mirror of the Mind: Prologue to The Treasury of Precious Qualities | Pedagogy

by Patrul Rinpoche

A brief guide for teachers of Jigme Lingpa's magnum opus The Treasury of Precious Qualities (yon tan rin po che'i mdzod), which offers a practical guide to the entire Buddhist path. Read text >

Tri Song

Outline of the Ten Royal Sūtras | Topical Outlines

by Mipham Rinpoche

Outlines of the so-called ten royal sūtras or ten sūtras of the king (rgyal po'i mdo bcu), which are said to have been translated upon the advice of Padmasambhava for Emperor Tri Songdetsen's daily recitation. Read text >


A Wish-Fulfilling Gem: Guidance on the Meaning of Being at Ease with Illusion, A Dzogchen Teaching | Dzogchen

by Longchen Rabjam

From the famed Trilogy of Finding Comfort and Ease (ngal gso skor sgsum), this brief guide to Finding Comfort and Ease in Illusion or Being at Ease with Illusion (sgyu ma ngal gso) explains how to meditate on the illusory or dream-like nature of all phenomena. Read text >

CPN thangka

Activities for Uncovering Primordial Wisdom from the Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik, ‘The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality’ | Chimé Pakmé Nyingik

by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

The longer sādhana of The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality, or Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik ('chi med 'phags ma'i snying thig), the popular long-life practice of Tāra in union with the Lord of the Dance, which Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo discovered as a mind treasure in 1855. Read text >

Latest from the Longchen Nyingtik Project

February 2021

LN lineage

Supplication to the Lineage of the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse | Lineage Prayers

compiled by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

A collection of short prayers to all the key figures in the lineage of the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik) compiled by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for regular recitation in conjunction with any practice from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle. Read text >


Illuminating the Meaning of Empowerment: A Self-Initiation for the Female Practice of the Ḍākinī | Longchen Nyingtik

by Jigme Lingpa

This self-initiation (bdag 'jug) for the practice of Yumka Dechen Gyalmo was composed by Jigme Lingpa himself. Receiving empowerments in this way, he explains, is a means of purifying impairments and breakages of samaya and receiving inspiration and blessings, and should therefore be practised regularly and repeatedly. Read text >


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Highlights from archive


Aspiration for the Stages of the Path | Lamrim

by Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa

This very short prayer of aspiration, just seven quatrains long, focuses on accomplishing the stages of the path (lamrim) as a means to benefit all beings. Read text >

Sera Khandro

A Song of Amazement Inspired by Practice Experience | Meditation

by Sera Khandro

This song of amazement originates in a vision that Sera Khandro had while staying in retreat at Nyimalung in Amdo at the age of twenty-nine. The text is her response to the spirits and demons who appeared to her and asked what she was doing. Read text >

* Lotsāwa ལོ་ཙཱ་བ་; lo tsā ba n. Title used for native Tibetan translators who worked together with Indian scholars (or paṇḍitas) to translate major buddhist texts into Tibetan from Sanskrit and other Asian languages; it is said to derive from lokacakṣu, literally "eyes of the world". See also paṇḍita.